Obsessed With Collecting Vintage Quilts


    If you’re reading this, you may already have an obsession for collecting quilts. If not, some of you may have been lucky enough to have inherited a quilt or blanket from a friend or someone in your family. If you did, then you undoubtedly treasure it as the wonderful heirloom it is. Quilts offer us a reminder of the past and bring back wonderful memories of the quilter or just simply the history of the quilt. If you’ve been thinking about buying a vintage quilt, a little knowledge is not only helpful but can save you from making purchases that aren’t worth what you paid. As with starting any collection, the old adage of buy what you love and then buy the best you can. There is a whole community of quilt lovers out there, ladies and gents too, that are dedicated to preserving quilt-making traditions, and are happy to share the knowledge they’ve gained over the years. Check out The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at http://www.quiltstudy.org/about/history/. They have a wonderful interactive and user-friendly website. And there are many books on quilting that delve into how the popular styles of quilts evolved over the years, the family traditions of quilting and so much more. There are Quilting Guilds in nearly all towns/cities that you can contact. Most have monthly meetings you might really enjoy. By the way, be on the lookout for Quilting Guilds that have quilt identification days and workshops. The Denver, Colorado Brass Armadillo is just a few miles from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado

    A really cool quilt to collect is the “Signature Quilt”. It was very popular during World War II. I won’t go into further details about it as I don’t want to ruin the surprise as you research it. This is a bit of America at it’s finest.